Goatriders of the Apocalypse

Gamecast: May 11th, 2010 - Cubs vs. Marlins

Randy Wells (3-1, 4.86 ERA) vs.
Ricky Nolasco (2-2, 4.08 ERA)

Overview

Three errors and a HR, not to mention a fourth loss in a row. This is getting ugly for all of us. I think a few things are coming from this losing streak.

1. Jim Hendry could very well be on his way out of town.

2. Lou Pinella is probably going to retire and enjoy a life on TV.

3. Derrek Lee and Ted Lilly's time as Cubs are coming to a close

4. The Cubs should get younger.

5. 2011 might be very interesting.

6. 2010 might get really ugly.

Who's Hot

Teams playing the Cubs - Need a winning streak? Well, playing the Cubs can help.

Who's Not

Starlin Castro's Defense - Ehh, I didn't see the errors last night, but it read very ugly.

Conclusions

Better times will come and I'm sure the Cubs will play some ok ball at some point this year.

Absolutely Lifeless

I'm watching the Cubs tonight on MLB.com.

This team is completely, absolutely dead.

Nolasco is a very good

Nolasco is a very good pitcher. It's no shame being beaten by him. Now Charlie Morton is another story...

Wait a second, I thought

Wait a second, I thought everyone was saying it was still early...

Anyway, the pitiful stats

Current Record (after today, our second loss to Florida):
14-20 (.412)

On pace for:
67-95 (.414)

If we play .500 the rest of the way:
78-84 (.481)

To finish .500 (81-81) we need to go:
67-61 (.523)

To win 85 we need to go:
71-57 (.555)

To win 90 we need to go:
76-52 (.594)

To lose 100 we need to go:
48-80 (.375)

Looking at the above, I think we can still go 67-61 to at least finish at .500 overall. But with how we are playing so far, a 100 loss season almost seems just as likely.

And with that said - Up yours, Hendry!

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